New Delhi: Cambridge International & Cambridge University Press, the leading providers of international education, have launched a new ‘Cambridge Early Years’ programme in India. Cambridge Early Years gives children aged 3 to 6 a solid foundation as they start their educational journey. It is designed specially to meet the needs of young learners in India and is based on international best practice.
The programme is in-line with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and offers a rounded approach that focuses on physical, cognitive, language and communication and social and emotional development. Teaching and learning is play-based and child-centred and builds learners’ skills and confidence in key developmental areas. The programme provides a solid foundation that young students can build on as they progress in their education. It prepares children for transition to primary school across educational boards, helping them move from play-based learning to more formal learning.
In addition to this, Cambridge Early Years centres have access to a range of fun resources that provide engaging activities and are aligned with the curriculum. Teachers have the flexibility to select resources to suit their learners and context.
Ms. Abigail Barnett, Deputy Director, Curriculum Programmes, Cambridge International said: “At Cambridge International, we endeavor to make a transformative impact on students worldwide and help them to unlock their potential. We have designed the new Cambridge Early Years programme thinking about overall development of the child. We have focused not just on developing literacy and numeracy, but also creativity, social emotional development and physical development. The program helps children to act independently and develop as individuals by giving them the freedom and opportunity to fire their imagination, spark their interest, and ignite their curiosity about the world.”
Mr. Mahesh Srivastava, Regional Director (South Asia), Cambridge International said: “Cambridge Early Years is an exciting educational journey that helps gives young children the best start in their education by developing the knowledge, understanding and skills they need for the future. The unique feature of the programme is that all the elements – the curriculum, learning resources, assessments, teacher training – have been developed together to work together. The programme has been developed so that the teachers have all they need to deliver an exciting learning experience.”
Mr. Ashish Arora, Senior Vice President – Products, Cambridge University Press, said: “We believe that education is most powerful when curriculum, resources, assessment, and teaching and learning are aligned. For Cambridge Early Years programme, we looked at international research and worked with early years experts to determine the content and framework. We have created a wide range of engaging teaching, learning and assessment resources, and professional development options. All our materials are designed to help centres build an enriching learning experience.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the new Cambridge Early Years programme can do so by visiting Cambridge Early Years.